The Festival of Lights celebrates the rededication of the Temple. Legend has it that when the Jews lit the menorah, there was only enough oil to last one day. The miracle of the story is that the little bit of oil they had, burned for eight days. Lighting a candle each night on the menorah commemorates this miracle, but there is so much more to this fun holiday in Charlotte. These are the five best ways to celebrate Hanukkah in the area.
This year, let the kids deck the halls with a handmade holiday gift infused with creativity and love. Here are five Charlotte locations to get the family’s creative spirit brewing.
These volunteer opportunities promise to teach children compassion, empathy and perseverance. When looking for a group or association to volunteer with, keep in mind your family’s interests.
Bright colored leaves swirl to the ground as front porches in Charlotte are adorned with pumpkins, scarecrows and mums. October is celebrated with festivals, corn mazes and spooky Halloween attractions. There are plenty of family friendly events, downplaying the blood, guts and gore revelry. Put the jackets on and enjoy a brisk, cool autumn evening with the kids. Here are a few of the Charlotte-area attractions, including some not-so-scary fun.
Charlotte’s best family photographers promise picture-perfect images, creating special memories of love for for everyone.
Check out these Charlotte destinations for an adventure with your lover that’s sure to perk up any droopy couple.
Summer is winding down, and a new school year is ahead. With a sagging economy, retailers are eager for open wallets as many large chains have designated Aug. 11 as a national day of back-to-school shopping. Before hitting the malls, however, check out these locations for clothes, supplies and haircuts. Get organized. Make lists, and preserve the family budget with these great local shops perfect for the back-to-school blues.
Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.
Get the kids off the couch and out of the house this summer on playdates the whole family will love right here in Charlotte. Whether it’s an old-fashioned mud, sticks and sand natural area or the typical slide, swings and monkey bar playground – these days out are sure to please. If it’s too warm, enjoy indoor activities including laser tag or rock climbing, sure to burn a little energy even in the most athletic of kids.
If the hot summer day doldrums have got the kids down, recharge their batteries with high-octane activities. Rev up their engines at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, or ride the waves on a rafting adventure at the world’s biggest man-made whitewater river. Cool down with a day of swimming in Charlotte’s largest lake, and end those toasty days with cool, silky ice cream. Charlotte’s best spots to spend a hot summer day promise this and so much more.
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